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Crohn’s Disease And Ulcerative Colitis

Conditions that affect the intestines or bowel can severely curtail everyday activities. For many sufferers, the option of going to work is simply unavailable. At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, we represent clients who suffer from severe intestinal conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis seek appropriate financial assistance through Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be severely debilitating, having an impact on your ability to manage the day-to-day care for your family or secure employment.

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis include stomach cramping, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, blood in stool, ulcers, reduced appetite or weight loss, and fever and fatigue.

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease affects the lining of the digestive tract, causing severe diarrhea and abdominal pain. It can also spread deep into the intestinal lining and surrounding tissue. In very severe cases Crohn’s disease can be life-threatening.

Ulcerative colitis

Like Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. For many sufferers, the symptoms can affect the ability to manage day-to-day tasks, care for one’s family or maintain employment. Our attorney is committed to helping clients with ulcerative colitis obtain the financial assistance they need.

Medical Treatment To Document Your Ailment

When you suffer from a debilitating physical ailment, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Seeking appropriate medical treatment allows you to get the professional diagnosis you need to establish a medical history to document your condition.

Even after you seek assistance from a medical professional, you should continue to keep track of how the condition affects your life. Write down details about how severe your pain is, how much time you must spend in the bathroom, and whether or not you suffer incontinence. This documentation will be an asset in presenting your case to the court.

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call at Jenkintown 215-385-5353 or Philadelphia 215-323-5320 to arrange a free initial consultation with our lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility. Let us help you get the financial assistance you need and deserve.